25 WordPress Stats & Facts You’ve Been Waiting For

Sep 9, 2017

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  1. WordPress was first released in 2003. It’s now 15 years old.
  2. There are a total of 98 versions of WordPress that have been released to date.
  3. com gets average 22,000,000,000+ page views per month, and growing.
  4. Major core updates of WordPress are released about every 152 days on the average.
  5. WordPress tracks the embeds of partner services like Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and more.
  6. WordPress took an estimated combined 127 people years to build, with an estimated project cost of $7,000,000+.
  7. Anyone can edit or add to WordPress’s core code as it is classified as open-source software licensed under the GPL.
  8. The WordPress software incorporates the programming languages PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  9. com posts receive an average 40,000,000+ legitimate comments per month.
  10. There are 72 (and counting) translations available for WordPress.
  11. The WordPress CMS powers 28.5% of all websites with a 59.4% market share.
  12. WordPress sites make up 14.7% of the top 100 websites in the world.
  13. WordPress has been used to control a missile guidance system.
  14. 50,000 WordPress.com websites are launched daily.
  15. Some of the top print publications use WordPress as their online home, including Time, USA Today, and Fortune.
  16. A custom WordPress website can cost anywhere between $1,000 and $100,000.
  17. 25% of WordPress users make a full-time living off of the CMS.
  18. The average premium theme costs $59.
  19. Genesis and Divi are the two most popular WordPress theme installations, with 10% of the market each.
  20. In fact, Envato’s total community earnings eclipsed $500 million in early 2017.
  21. Gutenberg is a new WordPress editor that will ship with WordPress 5.0.
  22. Akismet and Jetpack are the most installed free plugins.
  23. Akismet catches 7,500,000 pieces of spam per hour.
  24. 39% of WordPress vulnerabilities are due to cross-site scripting (XSS).
  25. WordPress VIP is a hosting solution for enterprise WordPress installations.
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